CBD-infused candles are a fairly recent addition to the candle craze, which may help you unwind, switch off and achieve better sleep.
It’s well known that different aromas evoke certain emotions, which is partly what makes scented candles so popular – they make us feel good.
But CBD candles can offer an array of additional health and therapeutic benefits, containing safe and natural ingredients that can be lit in any room to achieve a wholesome feeling.
One of the common misconceptions about CBD is that it has intoxicating properties, as it is derived from the cannabis plant.
This is not the case as THC’s non-psychoactive counterpart, CBD contains all the plant’s health benefits, without the unwanted high.
Although it still has some stigma attached, CBD oil actually provides a range of therapeutic benefits.
A study at Cannabis Radar found that CBD oil promotes a balance of mind and body, helps release stress, and aids relaxation.
CBD is known for its anti-anxiety and de-stressing properties, even helping with mood enhancement, making you feel serene, sensual and helping towards better sleep.
Other cannabis-based candles on the market include those infused with hemp oil, which contains 0-0.3 percent THC.
Hemp oil is ideal for helping promote relaxation, while also being one of the most sustainable materials on the planet.
CBD candles come in an abundance of scents, with tones often carefully mixed to create a sophisticated fragrance, some with a subtle hint of hemp.
Candles create an ambience to any room, they look great as a decorative piece and add a cosy touch to your space.
However, the benefits of burning candles don’t stop there.
CBD candles are a great entry option into trying out the potential benefits of CBD products, without the need to ingest them.
When struggling to sleep, lighting a CBD-infused candle may help you unwind and ease anxiety due to its calming and soothing properties.
After lighting, the oil from the top of the CBD candle can even be used for massaging to achieve some of the other benefits of the cannabinoid (make sure you do this safely, and wait until it has cooled enough).
The extracts of CBD in the oil may help relieve chronic pain and reduce inflammation due to its interaction with our body’s endocannabinoid system.
Pro-skateboarder owned performance brand, Just Live to launch CBD sparkling water
A professional skateboarder and multiple X Games gold medalist Paul Rodriguez co-founded the brand with NBA, motocross and pro-soccer players.
Just Live an athlete owned performance CBD brand has partnered with wellness company, Vertical Wellness and canafarma to release a line of sparkling water.
A professional skateboarder and multiple X Games gold medalist Paul Rodriguez co-founded the brand with professional soccer player and World Cup winner, Alex Morgan. They were joined by NBA Championship winner Klay Thompson and motocross competitor Travis Pastrana.
The CBD infused sparkling waters will include flavours such as meyer lemon, cranberry raspberry, lime with mint, clementine, mixed berry and grapefruit. Each drink will contain 25 mg of CBD and are THC and alcohol-free. The launch in late 2021 will focus on six different U.S. markets, with national expansion estimated for 2022.
Smoke Wallin, the CEO of Vertical Wellness said: “There’s no brand out there with this kind of athletic support. I couldn’t be more excited to be introducing Just Live CBD Sparkling Waters with our national distributors to our major retailers and hospitality partners in select markets.”
Professional skateboarder injury recovery
All of the athletes involved in Just Live have their own CBD experience. Motocross, soccer, basketball and skateboarding can cause a range of injuries especially as an athlete’s career progresses.
Skateboarding in particular can cause high impact blows to the body. While it can cause cuts or scrapes, the most common skateboarding injuries are fractures, especially the wrists. Paul Rodriguez has won countless major professional skateboarding events such as the 2014 X-Games where he took gold in the street event. His first major injury occurred while skating a stair set where his right leg went the opposite way from his body leaving him with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), torn right and left meniscus and a tear in his MCL.
Following surgery, he chose to replace opioids with CBD before incorporating it into his daily routine as well as professional skateboarding training.
Co-founder Alex Morgan is known for being one of the youngest members of the U.S Women’s National Soccer Team. She won a Gold Olympic Medal against Japan in the Summer Games in 2012 and co-captained the U.S team to victory in the FIFA World Cup 2019.
In a statement on the Just Live site, she says she uses CBD to unwind and also to help with shoulder pain. “I have a convincing experience when I sprained my shoulder and had a match 3 days later. I’ve used CBD on muscle aches and pains ever since. I also have a hard time winding down after a game, and have found that I am able to go to sleep earlier after a game and feel more rested when I have a CBD capsule or tincture following the match.”
Cannabis and IVF: Study reveals consumption may not be associated with compromised effects
The Canadian and Israeli study examined results from over 722 patients who consumed or did not consume cannabis
A study from researchers in Canada and Israel have revealed that a history of cannabis use is not associated with compromised effects on IVF.
The study, published in the Journal of Cannabis Use, on the effects of a person’s history of cannabis use found it is not associated with compromised effects on in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
The team of researchers from Canada and Israel studied IVF treatment outcomes of male and female, non-donor patients who were cannabis consumers or not. They focused on the ongoing pregnancy rate as well as oocyte yield, fertilization rate, peak serum estradiol, sperm, and embryo quality.
There were 722 participants involved in the research of which, 68 percent were cannabis users who were mostly defined as light consumers. The study revealed a similar implantation rate at 40.74 percent compared to 41.13 percent. It also highlighted similar rates of ongoing pregnancy at 35.2 percent to 29.1 percent between users and non-users. There were no significant differences between consumers and non-consumers in any of the other areas of focus.
IVF and cannabis use
They stated: “Our study did not show any detrimental impact of current cannabis use on any of the measured IVF outcomes. … All the reproductive outcomes of cannabis users and non-users in our study were comparable. These parameters included measures of ovarian response, sperm quality, the efficiency of fertilisation, early embryonic development, and implantation.”
“In fact, the ongoing pregnancy rate per cycle start trended higher for the group of cannabis users (35.2 percent vs. 29.1 percent). This could partially relate to the female participants in the user group being younger than the non-user counterparts.”
The concluded: “They concluded, “The results of this study are in line with the newer studies suggesting that the use of cannabis is not associated with a compromised outcome for couples undergoing IVF.”
Red Eyez: Making CBD accessible to the masses
Red Eyez CBD founder Darshan Patel shares his industry insight with Cannabis Health News along with advice for those looking to get started in the industry
CBD could be a part of everyone’s daily wellbeing routine, but it needs to be affordable first, says founder of Red Eyez CBD, Darshan Patel.
Red Eyez CBD founder Darshan Patel shares his industry insight with Cannabis Health News. The potential benefits of CBD are well reported, and with increasing awareness of the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) the world is starting to wake up to the fact that this natural supplement could bring a boost to everyone’s well-being.
There’s just one catch; as well as making the commitment to improve your health, you have to be prepared to make the financial investment.
The founder of UK-based CBD brand Red Eyez, Darshan Patel is trying to change that. He believes that the wealth of CBD products on the market right now are overpriced, with companies driving up price points to make huge profits.
Red Eyez broad-spectrum CBD
When Patel brought his 1000mg broad-spectrum oil to the market after his launch in August 2020 – the ideal starting point he says, for those wanting to try CBD for the first time – it was priced at £19.99.
It’s a stark contrast to the costs of some products out there, which can reach into the triple figures.
“When I started looking at CBD, the first bottle I saw was £119 for 10ml. It put me off straight away,” says Patel.
“That’s a big investment for someone to be able to jump in and use it regularly.”
He continues: “We’re trying to bring CBD products to the market which are affordable to everybody.
“There are a lot of products on the market that are highly-priced, but we’re bringing the same or better quality products for a fraction of that.
“We want to get CBD into people’s cupboards and into their routine as something they use daily, because that’s when they stand to benefit the most.”
Patel wants to make CBD accessible to everyone, not just those with enough disposable income at their fingertips. All of us have an ECS, so we all stand to benefit from its properties.
“People are becoming aware of the fact that we all have ECS, so realistically we need to have access to this supplement,” he says.
“Just as people take vitamins, CBD should be something that is added into your daily routine, but it needs to be affordable first.”
Red Eyez also offers a wide range of products to ensure there is something for everyone.
Red Eyez flavours
Its broad spectrum oils come in tempting flavours such as tropical, as well as the cannabis-themed strains of Gelato, Z Skittles, Strawberry Kush and Lemon Skunk which are flavoured with added terpenes.
As well as tinctures, topicals, edibles, bath bombs and CBD-infused coffee, its new range of superfood nootropics capsules have just launched on Amazon.
“Our oils and nootropics are a fun way of taking CBD, people are often wary of the taste but the flavours make it more appealing,” says Patel.
“But we still offer the full spectrum oil which has the original hemp taste, so there is something for every type of consumer.”
Business has been good since the site launched last summer, with the impact of the pandemic meaning people are more conscious of their health and wellbeing.
But having a lower-priced product can work against you, admits Patel.
“Some people assume that if our bottle of oil costs £20 and somebody else’s is £60, then it must be lower quality, but people still don’t really know what they are buying when it comes to CBD,” he says.
“It’s important to get the message out there that a higher markup doesn’t necessarily mean a higher quality product.
He adds: “Our average sales may be lower than many in the market, but our return rate is good, people keep coming back because they want to try CBD products and affordability is a big thing.”
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